Jeffrey M. Berry
American Politics, Political Behavior
John Richard Skuse Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1974
Jeffrey Berry's research has
focused on policymaking in Washington, interest groups, Massachusetts politics,
nonprofits, and urban government. He is the author of many books, including
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy, which won the American Political Science
Association's Gladys Kammerer Award, and Lobbying and Policy Change and
A Voice for Nonprofits, each of which received the Leon Epstein Best Book
Award. His book, The New Liberalism, was awarded the Aaron Wildavsky best
book award by the Policy Studies Association. Other books include The Oxford
Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups, The Interest Group
Society, and The Challenge of Democracy. Berry is the recipient of
the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award and the Tufts Distinguished
Berry's current research falls into two areas. With Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts Sociology)
he has completed a book on The Outrage Industry, a study of
cable news, talk radio, and the political blogosphere (Oxford
University Press). Articles from this project are listed below.
With Kent Portney, he has conducted extensive research on sustainable cities.
Drawing on surveys of administrators, city councilors, and interest group
leaders in 50 American cities, he and Portney are trying to determine what leads
cities to pursue sustainability. Some of their papers are listed below.
"Sophomore Seminar: Politics in the City"
"Presidency and the Executive Branch"
"Congress, Bureaucracy, and Public Policy"
PS 104: "New Media, New Politics"
"Nonprofits and Civil Society"
Publications & Working Papers
The Outrage Industry:
Outrage Industry (with Sarah Sobieraj), (Oxford University Press)
- "Are Americans Addicted to Outrage?"
(with Sarah Sobieraj), Politico Magazine, January 3, 2014
- "Outrageous Political Opinion and Political Anxiety in the U.S."
(with Sarah Sobieraj and Amy Connors), Poetics (October 2013)
- "Understanding the Rise of Talk Radio"
(with Sarah Sobieraj), PS: Political Science and Politics 44 (October 2011).
Copyright Cambridge University Press
- "From Incivility to Outrage:
Political Discourse in Blogs, Talk Radio, and Cable News" (with Sarah Sobieraj),
Political Communication 28 (February 2011)
- "Tea Party Mobilization" (with Sarah Sobieraj and Suzanne Schlossberg), paper delivered
at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, August 2012
Urban Politics and Sustainability:
- "The Tea Party in
Local Politics" (with Kent E. Portney and
Robert Joseph), paper prepared for delivery at the annual conference of the
American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August, 2014.
- "Sustainability and
Interest Group Participation in City Politics" (with Kent E. Portney),
Sustainability 5 (2013).
- "Civil Society and Sustainable Cities" (with Kent E. Portney),
Comparative Political Studies 47 (March 2014)
- "The Group Basis of City Politics" (with Kent E. Portney),
paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political
Science Association, Seattle, WA, September 2011. A revised version of this paper is
forthcoming in the edited volume, Nonprofits and Advocacy (Johns Hopkins University Press).
- "Governing Local Sustainability: Agency Venues and Business Group
Access," (with Richard C. Feiock, Kent E. Portney, and
Jungah Bae), Urban Affairs
Review 50 (March 2014)
Interest Groups and Lobbying:
Strengthening America's Nonprofits:
The Strength of Citizen Government: Local Grassroots Advocacy,"
Nonprofit Quarterly (Fall 2015)
- "Negative Returns: The Impact of Impact Investing on Empowerment and Advocacy," paper delivered at the symposium on Philanthropy, Politics, and Democracy, Duke University, January, 2015
- A Voice for Nonprofits
(with David Arons), (Brookings Institution 2003)
- Surveying Nonprofits: A Methods Handbook (Aspen Institute 2003)
- "The Lobbying Law is
More Charitable Than They Think," (Washington Post)
- "Nonprofit Groups
Shouldn't Be Afraid to Lobby," (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
- Lobbying and
Charities: a Quiz
The New Liberalism:
Surveys and Research Documents: